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The Brain Tumor Board: Lessons to Be Learned from an Interdisciplinary Conference
Background: The aim of this study is to analyze the work of the interdisciplinary Brain Tumor Board (BTB) which was established at Freiburg University Hospital in 1998. Patients and Methods: FromExpand
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Atypical Teratoid/rhabdoid Tumors in Adult Patients: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) of the central nervous system are rare and extremely aggressive malignancies of early childhood. We report a case of AT/RT in an adult patient.A 30-year-oldExpand
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Is older age associated with a worse prognosis due to different patterns of care?
The objective of this study was to find out whether the worse prognosis of older patients with primary or metastatic brain tumors can be explained by different patterns of care compared with youngerExpand
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A 28 year old man presented with partial hypopituitarism and signs of a pituitary tumour. A chromophobe adenoma was partially removed by right frontal craniotomy. Seven years later completeExpand
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Religious Belief as a Coping Strategy
Purpose:To explore the role of religious belief in coping with disease symptoms and treatment-related side effects in patients with head-and-neck cancer under radiotherapy.Patients andExpand
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Multimodality treatment including early high-dose chemotherapy with peripheral blood stem cell transplantation in limited-disease small cell lung cancer.
Combined-modality treatment for limited-disease small cell lung cancer using conventional chemotherapy and chest irradiation achieves high response rates, but most patients relapse over a period ofExpand
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[Changes in liver haemodynamics after mesenterico-caval dacron prosthesis anastomosis ("H-shunt") in portal hypertension (author's transl)].
In fourteen patients with portal hypertension and bleeding from oesophageal varices, mesentericocaval anastomoses using a dacron-velour prosthesis ("H-shunt") were carried out. Evaluation of theExpand
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[Diagnostic value of sonography of the bile ducts (author's transl)].
In obstructive biliary disease sonography proves to have a high diagnostic informative value. Dilatation of intra-and extrahepatic bile ducts is documented sonographically. In the majority of cases,Expand
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The role of surgery in the combined management of small cell bronchial carcinoma.
Even after the introduction of modern chemotherapeutic regimens and radiotherapeutic approaches in the treatment of small cell bronchial carcinoma (SCLC), the results are still disillusioning.Expand
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Dose-intense therapy with etoposide, ifosfamide, cisplatin, and epirubicin (VIP-E) in 100 consecutive patients with limited- and extensive-disease small-cell lung cancer.
BACKGROUND We conducted a phase I/II trial to assess the feasibility and activity of VIP-E chemotherapy in small-cell lung cancer. End-points were treatment-related morbidity and mortality, responseExpand
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